The Former Pole Star Vega

Saturn stations on September 18 at 14 Capricorn within a degree and half of Vega 15 Capricorn 32 one of the 15 Behenian (Magical) Stars. See new insights about Nekhbet below…

Saturn is exact with Vega exact on November 2 within 6 degrees of the Behenian star into 2020.

Vega is the also known as the Vulture star and to the Egyptians she was the Goddess Nekhbet – transmitting her mysteries to the Earth through Saturn a feminine planet contrary to popular belief.

Many believe Saturn is masculine but the truth is Saturn is feminine having to do with sustainable forms that celebrate the gift of life and Venus goes way beyond the relational realms as she is most often described. Venus includes all the various aspects of the feminine as grandmother, mother, queen, protector, partner, lover, innovator, teacher, priestess, shamaness, healer, creative muse and much more…

See below for more on Vulture Medicine and  Nekhbet

Every year the Sun is with Vega January 4, 5, and 6 in the constellation of Lyra around the time when Earth is closest to the Sun (or perihelion). This means the potency of the illumination coming to Earth when the Sun is aligned with Vega is further magnified due to Earth’s closer proximity to the Sun.

Vega is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra and is the famous star Jodi Foster travels to in the movie Contact. In addition to being the bright pole star 13,000 years ago, Vega is one of three bright stars in the Summer Triangle, and one of 15 magical Behenian Stars.

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 This means Vega’s star power is most potent when a planet is within 6 degrees. The Sun is within 6 degrees of Vega from December 30 to January 12 every year. In 2019 Saturn is with this star (a once in 30 year possibility) and Venus and Saturn are very close as mentioned above

Vega has been described as “The Vulture Star” or “The Sitting Vulture” that was depicted with a lyre in its beak in the story of Orpheus, the musician who attempted to save his beloved from the underworld. Upon Orpheus’ death Jupiter (a.k.a Zeus) sent a vulture to rescue the Lyre out of the river and then it was placed it in the sky.

In some cultures Vultures are feared and thought to be a bad omens causing bad luck. Some cultures greatly feared the Vulture as a symbol of death. However, in other cultures the Vulture was honored and revered. For example in Egypt, the Vulture Goddess Nekhbet (a word also synonymous with Mother in ancient Egyptian) was highly revered. See more of her story below.

Vulture Medicine
These medicine birds are great teachers in the realms of alchemy and efficient use of energy for joyful living. The scientific name for the Vulture is Cathartes Aura or “Golden Purifier” because Vultures turn death into life, cleaning and purifying the environment in the process.

Vultures live in harmony with the Earth. They never kill for food and they rarely have to work at flying but rather endlessly soar on the air currents or thermals they see rising from the Earth assists them in blissfully glide upon those energy currents -suggesting they can assist us in seeing what we may not otherwise see – teaching us about the usefulness of seeing subtle energy fields as well as seeing both multi-dimensionally and inter-dimensionally.

Vultures are community creatures, resting and flying together and sharing the food they find with each other. In the high mountains of Tibet the people dispose of their dead by leaving the body parts of those who have died on sanctified rocks as an offering to the Vultures. This practice came about because the land is so rocky that burying their dead in the ground is not an option and they don’t have many trees so cremating is not practical either.

Their solution is brilliant as it honors the circle of life and the Vultures’ ability to provide the alchemy of turning death into life.

On January 5, 2019 there was a Partial Solar Eclipse when the Sun was aligned with Vega – a potent New Moon seed point for remembering the Earth is now going through her own alchemical renewal where the old forms are dying and providing the nourishment needed for new forms to manifest.

What is dying within you? Is it a way of life, an old belief system, something that is no longer sustainable?
How can you transform whatever is dying into new life?

Venus and Saturn in Capricorn February 18, 2019 with Vega AND Nekhbet the Vulture Goddess

In 1999 I had the privilege of traveling to Egypt and experiencing the Vulture Goddess Nekhbet first hand. Our guide told us that whenever we saw Nekhbet engraved over the doorway it indicated we were entering Sacred Space. Many doorways or entrances had multiple images of her when looking up as we were passing through to the next room.

This is very different from some cultural perspectives that see Vultures as a bad omen or omen of death. For the Egyptians Nekhbet was a Mother/Creator/Protector Goddess with connections to the goddess Maat – Goddess of Truth and Justice.

The goddess Nekhbet (protector of the Pharaoh and the people) was often represented as a vulture or as a woman with the vulture head dress or as a woman wearing the Atef-crown (as shown here). As a vulture-goddess, Nekhbet was the goddess of heaven, and sometimes the Sun and the Moon – often accompanied by the uraeus or cobra.

When depicted as the goddess of heaven, she has outstretched wings (see above) spread above the royal image showing how she is protecting the pharaoh. She is also depicted with the shem (representing eternity) – a symbol found in the pharaoh’s double crown, and the royal flail (representing the pharaoh’s authority) in her claws.

Ancient Egyptians believed vultures were female and they recreated themselves – hence why Nekhbet was the Creator Mother Goddess. The Muu or Nekhbet priestesses wore robes made of vulture feathers in her honor.

The original necropolis or city of the dead was at Nekheb (the city originating Nekhbet’s name) and is the oldest oracle shrine in Egypt. It was the companion city to Nekhen, the religious and political capital of Upper Egypt at the end of the Predynastic period (c. 3200Ð3100 BC) and probably, also during the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3100-2686 BC). The original settlement on the Nekhen site dates from Naqada I or the late Badarian cultures. At its height, from about 3400 BC, Nekhen had at least 5,000 and possibly as many as 10,000 inhabitants.

Nekhbet in Horus Shrine at Abydos. The vulture goddess Nekhbet is spreading her wings in this relief detail on the east wall of the Horus Shrine in the Seti I Temple at Abydos presenting Horus with a necklace. Nekhbet holds a ÒshenÓ sign (symbol of eternity), an ankh sign flanked by sceptres (symbols for life and prosperity) and a hebsed icon (symbolizing the kingÕs jubilees and long reign).
The cartouche on the left holds Seti’s birthname: Seth, Beloved of Ptah.
The two hieroglyphs above this cartouche inform us that he is a good god.
The cartouche beside features Seti’s throne name: Men-maat-re (Eternal is the Justice of Re). The duck and Sun hieroglyph above this cartouche tell us that he is the son of Ra.
The Horus Shrine is one of three small shrines located north of the Inner Osiris Hall. The Seti Temple at Abydos was begun by Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II in the 13th century BC. Photo Paul Smit.

Was Nekhbet linked to Vega?
Vega being the Vulture Star we could imagine this star also connects with the mythic stories of Nekhbet. I haven’t been able to find corroboration for this idea – but they feel connected.

The Returning Power of the Divine Feminine
This suggests perhaps we are entering a time when the Golden Purifier divine feminine energy of the Vulture as Nekhbet is again infusing the Earth with new Feminine Wisdom especially as Saturn (a feminine planet) is here now and not again until 2048. Venus and Saturn conjunct in December 2019 also aligned with this star. See table below.

Feb 18 2019 Venus Conjunct Saturn 16° Cp 46′ D
Dec 11 2019 Venus Conjunct Saturn 19° Cp 04′ D
Nov 21 2048 Venus Conjunct Saturn 13° Cp 03′ D
Jan 15 2050 Venus Conjunct Saturn 29° Cp 15′ D
Jan 7 2077 Venus Conjunct Saturn 04° Cp 10′ D
Feb 23 2078 Venus Conjunct Saturn 19° Cp 15′ D
Dec 24 2078 Venus Conjunct Saturn 22° Cp 27′ D
Feb 12 2107 Venus Conjunct Saturn 13° Cp 55′ D
Dec 4 2107 Venus Conjunct Saturn 16° Cp 04′ D

Comments on article from Facebook post:

Sharon Lyn Kershner Had a teacher that called vultures Peace Eagles. They come after the battles when peace has been reinstated to cleanse. They never kill.

Peia Marie Edgerly I have always loved vultures ❤️ & I love when you tell me to die to the old…I started doing that in 1992; consciously (driving to Death Valley)

Kimmie Ann I saw a bunch of vultures circling around the sky last night before sunset. 🌙✨

Nan Olson This is the time line I crossed and awoke Jan 6 2013 to then have Open Heart Surgery –6 yrs ago Already ! Powerful and Very Magical Universal LOVE

Alexandra Smith I am ready to release a horrible flu bug that has taken over my household this year and transform us all to good health for 2019 ✨🙏✨

Sally Arthurs I’ve been mesmerised by Vega the last few months 🌟

Stefanie Deddo-Evans I f__ing love your posts!

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  1. I am searching my memory for what I need to let go of: I can’t think 🤔 of anything but my emotions let me know it’s fear of the unknown that is preventing me from moving forwards with my ideas!!?? I will reflect on this message

  2. Cayelin,

    Thank you so much for this article. It makes so much sense and brings a peace that had been struggling to emerge. I have been in a miasma of mental turbulence the past two weeks. Reading and hosting a group prayer altar have been a carthasis paving the way to letting go what had been twisting its way up to be seen to go on to its next higher evolution. Ruth Anne

  3. Wonderful, thank you Cayelin. I have a 20Cancer Sun so I’ve been immersed in this kind of death process (with Pluto) for a little while. I love the vulture image and words. I don’t think we have vultures here in Australia.

    • Zoe hope your Pluto cycle is reaching the empowerment phase? So not fun to navigate Pluto but so worth it when nearing the end or so I have seen for myself and many others.

      I looked it up and you are correct Vultures are found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. WOW I did not know that. I did find there are a few bird species that fill the scavenger role in Australia including the Australian raven often seen on roadways picking at roadkill. Also the Australian magpie similar to North American magpies in they both are both black and white other wise they are more similar to the Australian raven. And the Wedge-tailed Eagle is also worth checking out. See more at the links below.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_raven
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_magpie
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedge-tailed_eagle

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